Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Corpus Christi, TX
5209 Blanche Moore Drive
Corpus Christi , TX 78411
At the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Corpus Christi, TX, you are mere minutes from Texas-size shopping opportunities, warm beaches and great museums like the USS Lexington. Located directly across from La Palmera mall, our hotel is only a 15-minute drive from family-friendly McGee Beach and about 11 miles from the airport. After the sun sets, see a show at American Bank Center, or sit down to dinner and a movie at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
End a day of work or play in one of our spacious rooms equipped with free Wi-Fi. Watch HBO before bed every night, and then wake up to oatmeal, fruit and bagels at our complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast every morning. We also offer a relaxing indoor pool and complimentary passes to a nearby gym to make your stay more enjoyable. Our amenities and services include:
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Our Hotel Rooms
After a day of oceanfront fun, unwind in one of our spacious guest rooms and suites. You can post pictures of your beach vacation using free Internet or lounge in front of the TV. In the morning, a freshly brewed cup of coffee will have you ready for another day of adventures. Our room amenities include:
Bars & Restaurants
Start your day with our complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast, where you can drizzle warm syrup on a waffle or top your oatmeal with fresh fruit.
For lunch or dinner, Takeniwa Asian Fusion Bistro is just across the street, and other restaurants like Saltgrass Steak House are just a short drive away.
Things to Do in Corpus Christi
The lush coastal city of Corpus Christi is packed with shopping options, warm beaches, historical museums and top marine fishing spots. Located across from La Palmera mall, our hotel is an easy drive from attractions like the South Texas Botanical Gardens and the Selena Museum. Don’t miss these top attractions:
USS Lexington – Explore 50 years of America’s naval history aboard this fascinating aircraft carrier. Only 15 minutes north of our hotel, this ship-turned-museum features a 3-D theater, flight simulations and virtual battle stations.
McGee Beach – With gentle waves, free parking nearby and convenient restroom facilities, McGee Beach is the perfect spot for a quiet afternoon of oceanside activity. Take the whole family about seven miles north of our hotel for jetty fishing and a variety of restaurant options near the beach.
Texas State Aquarium – Get up close to the otters, marvel at the raptors or feed the stingrays at this amazing aquarium. Less than 20 minutes away from our hotel, the Texas State Aquarium offers dive shows, feedings and even an aquatic nursery with baby jellyfish.
Discover Beautiful Beaches Close to Our Hotel
When you stay at the Country Inn & Suites, the natural splendor of the Gulf shore is just a short drive away. The Corpus Christi area is home to some of the state’s most picturesque beaches and stunning shorelines, including McGee Beach, less than seven miles away, and Whitecap Beach, about a 20-minute drive from the hotel. Whether you want to bring your kayak, rent a watercraft or simply soak up some sun, you can find all the fun just minutes from our convenient hotel on South Padre Island Drive.
McGee Beach (6.5 miles)
Convenient and calm, nearby McGee Beach is perfect for young swimmers and adults alike. Enjoy free parking, restrooms and a variety of restaurants while experiencing gentle waves and sandy shores.
Upper Padre Island Seawall (8.8 miles)
Rising 14 feet above sea level at its highest point, the one-mile-long Upper Padre Island Seawall provides gorgeous ocean vistas. Bring binoculars so you can observe some of the hundreds of bird species that call the island home. This sand-free surface is a popular spot for biking, skating, jogging and walking.
North Beach (11.4 miles)
Close to downtown Corpus Christi and attractions like the USS Lexington and the Texas State Aquarium, this pristine beach boasts gentle waves that make it a popular hot spot.
J.P. Luby Surf Park and North Packery Beach (12 miles)
Want to indulge your sense of adventure? This area on Mustang Island draws large crowds looking for exciting activities like surfing, kiteboarding and snorkeling.
South Packery Channel (12 miles)
If you’re looking for a spot to take the kids, relax on this serene beach between Mustang and North Padre Islands.
Whitecap Beach (13.8 miles)
Bring a picnic lunch, a book and your beach chair to this local favorite. Whitecap Beach spans more than a mile of white sand and provides a perfect respite in the midst of a busy vacation.
Padre Balli Park and Bob Hall Pier (14.3 miles)
Ride, walk, jog or stroll past the sights at this park located on Padre Island. This family-friendly destination offers beach access and a large pier for fishing, water sports and beachfront activities.
Mustang Island State Park (15.7 miles)
For outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, this getaway spot features five miles of coastline, ideal for kayaking, geocaching, camping and bird-watching.
Padre Island National Seashore (21.8 miles)
The longest barrier island in the world, the Padre Island National Seashore extends over 70 miles of coastline. Watch sea turtle hatchlings as they’re released into the ocean, observe hundreds of species of protected wildlife, and enjoy water sports off the sandy beach.
Beach parking permits are valid January through December. The permits are $12.00* and can be purchased at:
*Prices are subject to change without notice. Contact the front desk for directions.